Sunday, February 3, 2013
Five student athletes from the Paulding County School District's high schools were recognized as the district's top players during the Jan. 14 school board meeting.
Sunday, February 3
Courtesy Paulding County School District The Paulding County School District selects a Player of the Year from each sport that all its schools compete in at the region and state level. This award is sponsored by Tim Mitchell of Paulding Sporting Goods. Fall sports include cross country, football, softball and volleyball. The head coach at each school makes a nomination form their team. They then vote on the nominees until a majority vote is reached. The five Players of the Year for Fall 2012 were recognized during the Jan. 14 meeting of the Paulding County School Board. Lilly Kidane is from East Paulding High School. She is a senior and led the Lady Raiders to back-to-back region titles. Lilly was the 5-AAAAA region champion as well as a…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Tonight’s meeting of the Paulding County School Board will see Richard Manous begin his term as board member. The board also will select its chairman and vice chairman for 2013.
Tonight’s gathering of the Paulding County School Board will consist of several annual housekeeping measures as the board selects its leadership for the upcoming year. The meeting had originally been set for Jan. 8 but was moved to give officials more time to prepare following the district’s winter break. According to tonight’s agenda, which is attached to this article, board members’ first votes on the evening will be directed toward the selection of their chairman and vice chairman for 2013. The board is guaranteed to be headed by someone new this year as last year’s chairman, Michael Skelton, served his last meeting last month. Skelton last summer did not seek re-election to his board seat. This will be the first official meeting of …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Paulding County School Board will gather six days after their regular meeting was originally scheduled to be held.
The Paulding County School Board will not be convening on its regular meeting day today. The board typically meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the central office, but today’s meeting has been moved to Monday. Monday’s meeting will retain the usual start time of 6:15 p.m. Associate Superintendent Brian Otott told Dallas-Hiram Patch that the meeting was moved as today’s original meeting date would have given officials little time to prepare. The school district had been closed for holiday break until Friday, which was a teacher workday and professional learning day. Students returned to classes on Monday. Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for more coverage of next week's board meeting.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The proposed policy lays out benefits to which the superintendent is entitled.
A policy being considered by the Paulding County Board of Education lays out compensation and benefits for the superintendent. According to the proposed policy, the superintendent is entitled to family health and hospitalization insurance; family dental insurance; a long-term disability policy; contribution to Social Security, Medicare and the Teacher's Retirement System of Georgia; and an automobile expense in lieu of being reimbursed for mileage traveled. The policy also requires the superintendent to live in Paulding County within one year from the time of his or her contract and to remain a county resident through his or her term. The policy will be open for public comment for 30 days before being voted on by the Board of Education. …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Tonight’s meeting of the Paulding County School Board will be held at Austin Middle School in Douglasville. Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for coverage.
Paulding County School Board members tonight will discuss a policy dealing with the employment contract of a superintendent as well as consider a vote on the school system’s priorities for legislators in the coming year. Board members during their 6:15 p.m. meeting, which will be held at Austin Middle School in Douglasville, will consider putting on the table for review Policy CEE dealing with the superintendent’s compensation and benefits. The policy would spell out that a superintendent would be entitled to family medical and hospitalization insurance; family dental insurance; long-term disability insurance; contributions to Social Security, Medicare and the Teacher's Retirement System of Georgia; and an automobile expense in lieu of …
Friday, December 7, 2012
At least two petitions have been started to support the Paulding County School District’s usage of Chick-fil-A as a fundraising partner. The petitions are a response to another petition calling for the district to sever its fundraising ties to the chain.
Through online petitions, nearly 500 people have taken sides on the issue of whether Paulding County Schools should sever its fundraising ties with a national restaurant chain. Dallas-Hiram Patch last week reported that a petition on change.org called for the school district to stop using Chick-fil-A as a fundraising partner. It was started by a user named Reagan Stewart, identified as a resident of Douglasville. “My issue is that [Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s] company is actively donating millions of dollars to certified hate groups like The Family Research Council (FRC) that are actively seeking to promote discrimination towards and lobbying for legislation against the [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community,” Stewart …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The petition’s aim is to have the school district stop utilizing the restaurant chain for fundraising efforts.
A national restaurant chain’s support of a nonprofit labeled by some as a hate group has sparked a petition aimed at having the Paulding County School System cease its ties to the chain. A petition on change.org calls for the school district to stop using Chick-fil-A as a fundraising partner. It was started by a user named Reagan Stewart, identified as a resident of Douglasville. “It deeply saddens me to see that the school my daughter attends is still selling their product each and every Thursday morning,” Stewart writes in the petition. “I'm well aware of the views that the president of Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy has towards the [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community. I have no issue with that. This is a free country and his …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Superintendent Cliff Cole's evaluation comes several months after his contract was extended.
Paulding County Board of Education members spent close to three hours in executive session Tuesday to discuss personnel recommendations and give Superintendent Cliff Cole his evaluation. The closed session comprised the board's entire meeting and, upon returning to open meeting, no comments were made. But following the meeting, board member Nick Chester said that Cole has done an excellent job moving the system forward in the direction in which the community has asked. "We continue to meet our goals in terms of student achievement," Chester said. "We continue to be innovative in our approaches to educating our children and across the board, because we are in the same financial crunch many other school districts are—he continues to lead by …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Board of Education voted to terminate Judith Skelton after a hearing Tuesday night.
A 22-year veteran of the Paulding County School System was terminated Tuesday night after district officials said she failed to return from long-term medical leave. The Paulding County Board of Education voted unanimously to terminate Judith Skelton, who taught English at Paulding County High School. Skelton was granted a 60-day leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act after being involved in a car crash in March 2011. When her initial leave expired, she was granted long-term leave for one year, said Jennifer Ferguson, human resources specialist. But when her leave ran out in September, Skelton didn't return to work. Officials in the Human Resources department sent two letters and made numerous phone calls to Skelton but received no …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Paulding County School Board and Paulding County Board of Commissioners will be holding their regularly scheduled meetings today. See what’s on the agendas, and then return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for more coverage.
The Paulding County Board of Commissioners will hold today its two regularly scheduled meetings—its 10 a.m. work session and 2 p.m. business session. Today’s meetings are the board’s only scheduled meetings this month, as commissioners are not scheduled to convene on the fourth Tuesday this month, which will come just days after Thanksgiving. Later today, the Paulding County School Board will gather for its 6:15 p.m. meeting in the central office boardroom. The school board will meet as usual on the fourth Tuesday this month—the Nov. 27 meeting, scheduled for 8:30 a.m., is set to include the board’s regular evaluation of Superintendent Cliff Cole. The agendas for both entities’ meetings today are attached in PDF form. Click on the …